Hebden Bridge – Inkfolk – DEAN McPHEE + LOCAL IMPROVISERS + THE ALTERED HOURS – Sunday 7th December 2014

local improvisers webWas Ist Das? is promoting again after an Autumn sabatical.

Girl Sweat have been thwarted in their attempts to play so stepping into the breech is acclaimed solo guitarist Dean McPhee. His album “Son Of Black Peace” on Blast First Petite won him rave reviews from such disparate sources as The Wire, Record Collector, Drowned In Sound, Mojo and even Pop Matters who said it was “as devastatingly beautiful as Michael Chapman’s Fully Qualified Survivor, the best of John Fahey, John Martyn, and the most meditative lines Richard Thompson has ever played”.

Local Improvisers is a new Todmorden trio consisting of Sam McLoughlin (Samandtheplants/N.Racker), Bridget Hayden (Vibracathedral Orchestra) and Jake Blanchard. Formed initially to do a live soundtrack to a screening of Nosferatu last Halloween, they’ve decided to carry on the good work and play music with the constraints of a film dictating what they do.

Last minute welcome additions to the bill are Irish shoegazer noisepop band The Altered Hours. They’ve just done a couple of EPs but have already attracted great reviews and were taken to Berlin to record for A Recordings, home of psychedelic pioneers The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dirty Beaches and Magic Castles.

Admission is just £3 and hopefully the new festive Was Ist Das? compilation tape will be ready and on sale.

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Todmorden – 3 Wise Monkeys – HELMUT LEMKE + RICHARD SCOTT + CORE OF THE COALMAN – Wednesday 19th November 2014

tor monkeys Delighted as always to be DJing for my Todmorden family. Its going to be just £3 entry in the warm, sexy basement of the 3 Wise Monkeys.

Taking part is Helmut Lemke, doing his first show in Todmorden in ten years (http://www.sound-art.de). There is Richard Scott http://richard-scott.net. And freshly arrived in West Yorkshire from Prague is American drone explorer Core of the Coalman

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Todmorden – Unitarian Church – Nosferatu – Friday 31st October 2014

Nosferatu Todmorden Our dear friends at Tor Bookings are doing something very special for Halloween. They are showing F.W.Murnau’s classic silent horror film “Nosferatu” with a live improvised experimental score by Bridge Hayden (Vibracathedral Orchestra), Sam McLoughlin (Samandtheplants) and Jake Blanchard. I’ll be doing a little DJing before and after. Its free entry, there will be food and drink available and for flip’s sake make sure you wrap up warm! Its an old church at night time and it is not going to be warm.

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Huddersfield – HDM Beer Shop – Nude For Satan – Saturday 11th October 2014

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Hebden Bridge – Masonic Hall – WOODEN WAND – Saturday 27th September 2014

WANDWASISTDAS webWas Ist Das? is slowly winding down in the gigs in advance of moving to America in 2015. This will most likely be the last touring gig we will do in Hebden Bridge so it has to be something special…..something like Wooden Wand!

Simply our favourite singer-songwriter of modern times. He’s been praised by everyone from Uncut to Pitchfork via the national newspapers and the likes of us. Like Neil Young, he reinvents his sound every album taking in folk, alt-country, rock n roll and so many moods but never lets up with the great lyrics and music.

Earlier this year he released the amazing “Farmers Corner” on Fire Records, from which this song is taken:

It’s going to be a special night, there’ll be a very limited live cassette on Was Ist Das? released for this tour but thats not all….

Was Ist Das? is collaborating with Hand-Drawn Monkey Brewery for a beer to commemorate Wooden Wand’s 2014 UK tour so we will be serving Bobby Extra Stout. Its a hoppy stout and 6.5% so enjoy responsibly and if you can’t then take advantage of the fact this is a last train friendly gig! If you’re wondering why it’s called “Bobby” then click play:

Oh, and did I mention the support? No, I didn’t…..perhaps I am not going to…..but don’t arrive late or you WILL regret it!

Tickets on sale now at http://wasistdas.bigcartel.com/

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St. Pölten, Austria – Sonnenpark – A BERRY FEAST 2014 – Friday 12th to Saturday 13th September 2014

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Very excited to tell you that Rauchwolken Im Himmel Vier is going to be happening at the A Berry Feast 2014 in St. Pölten, Austria. Alongside a killer line-up of live music is a chance to gaze into our spools of wonder. Tickets as well as tapes, downloads & posters from https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-berry-feast-2014-music-art-gathering

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Hebden Bridge – Trades Club – MOON DUO + WARM DIGITS + THE ORIELLES – Monday 1st September 2014

moon Our friends White Rabbit are hosting another evening of fine psychedelic rock and we’ll be DJing as a way of avoiding having to pay to get in. Also manning the music will be Red Tin Dave.

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